Juan Ignacio Santa María  |  Of Counsel



Juan Ignacio has specialized in financing of all types, banking, financial regulation, corporate governance and capital markets. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in major banks and national and international financial groups, in which he has served as Chief Lawyer and Legal Affairs Manager. He also has significant experience in matters of corporate law, real estate and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing (Compliance).

He has led the structuring of important financing with the participation of banks located both in Chile and abroad. He also served as Compliance Manager and in charge of crime prevention in accordance with Law 21.121 on Criminal Liability of Legal Persons, having been responsible for training in these matters.

Studies and Experience

  • Lawyer, Gabriela Mistral University (1995).

  • Master in Economics and Business Management, Gabriela Mistral University (1998).

  • Post Degree in Free Competition, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2018).
  • Post Degree in Compliance and Good Corporate Governance, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2018).
  • Lawyer at Baned Servicios Legales (1995-2002).

  • Senior Lawyer in ABN AMRO Bank (Chile) (2002-2008).

  • Chief Attorney in The Royal Bank of Scotland (Chile) (2008 -2010).

  • Fiscal in Grupo Costanera (2011).

  • Chief Lawyer in Rabobank Chile (2012-2014).

  • Legal Affairs Manager in Rabobank Chile (2014 – 2017).

  • Of Counsel in Chirgwin Peñafiel (2018).

  • Compliance Manager in Banco BICE and subsidiaries (2019).
  • Of Counsel in Chirgwin Peñafiel (Since December 2019).